York City Police Department K-9 Unit.
This is a late 1960s photo of the York City, Pennsylvania Police Department K-9 unit taken at the York Fair grounds. The officers, accompanied by their dogs, are in their training uniforms. The officers are, from left to right: Ron Heist, Earl Frey, Fred Gibson, Steve Gibbs, Charlie Morrow, Bill Farrell, and Nevin Barley.
West York Police Department.
This 1950's era photograph shows three members of the West York Borough, Pennsylvania Police Department and their patrol vehicles, two motorcycles and a Ford patrol car. The officers and their vehicles are on the driveway of the Reliance fire house, then located in the 1400 block of West Market Street in West York Borough.
Officer Ed Myers, Red Lion Police Department.
Pictured in 1924 is Red Lion Police Officer Ed Myers astride his sidecar equipped police Harley Davidson motorcycle. The sidecar was a common accessory for police motorcycles of that era. The officer is carrying a semi-automatic pistol, carried in an open top cross draw style holster. The semi-auto pistol was unusual, as most officers of this era were carrying revolvers.

Historic Case Studies

In this new section of the web site, we plan to present law enforcement cases from years ago from throughout York County that our followers may find of interest.

As time and resources allow, our web team will identify historic incidents of note, and will conduct in-depth research into the facts of the case, and present them in this section in narrative form.

Watch our Facebook page for announcements of new additions to the historic case studies collection.

Murder At Cly

Posted on February 17, 2021

On Tuesday, May 13, 1919, two men, laborers for a track gang on the Pennsylvania Railroad at Cly in northern York County, were robbed and brutally murdered in their workmen's shanty. Learn about the almost two-year pursuit of the murderer through several states, and the law enforcement officer that lost his life while trying to bring the murderer to justice.

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